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Allagash House Beer - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

178 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 23
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 10-05-2012)
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Ratings: 178 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

t0rin0, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

djrn2, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

zestar, May 16, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Thorpe429, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

acurtis, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dirty beige color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of light bread yeast with semi-sweet Belgian style malt. Taste is a refreshing mix between some light fruity notes with a semi-sweet Belgian style malt backbone with some bread yeast notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Very refreshing with just enough complexity. I would love to have this on a regular basis.

Phyl21ca, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +1.5%

GRG1313, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +1.5%

JAHMUR, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Jason, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Sean for sharing this one. Served in a tasting snifter at Northdown pre-Cubs vs. Cards.

A - White foam settles to wisps, a thin collar, and minimal lacing. Lightly hazed orange body.

S - Orange citrus, stone fruits, some earthy and slightly musty yeast character. Bready and mildly sugar malts come out as the beer warms up. The yeast character is complex and seems far more 'authentic' that most American Belgians.

T - Very light in taste, with a bit of estery Belgian yeast, bright orange, and some bready and lightly sweet malts.

M - Light in body, with mild, lower carbonation. Pretty clean on the palate and perhaps a touch too watery, even at 4.5%.

D - A very easy-drinking Belgian table beer that is one of the most convincing American examples I've tried. I could imagine drinking numerous glasses of this at a beer garden somewhere.

MasterSki, May 21, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to fujii13

Light fizzy head, golden yellow hazy color.

Nose fresh hops, grassy floral earthy Euro hops, outfit grassy lemony, nice Belgian light yeast juicy fruity aromas.

Taste similar, light bready malts and yeast, Belgian yeast character, nice Euro grassy hops, blond golden like Belgian, decent bitterness, light straw, etc.

Mouth is med bodied, nice carb.

Overall quite nice, drinkable, dry, crisp, nice combination of Belgian yeast and hops. A well done belgian pale, off what Allagash usually does, but they got another winner.

jlindros, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev +1.5%

drabmuh, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12/16/12 notes. Big thanks to WhereTheWildBeersGo for this one; thanks Joey. 12 oz. bottle.

a - Pours a hazy bright yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of yeast, spices, citrus hops, floral hops, oranges, lemon, some earthy notes. Very nice nose.

t - Tastes of Belgian yeast, spices, oranges, brett, citrus hops, floral hops, lemon, hay, earthy notes.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. As expected, very easy to drink beer.

o - Overall a very nice sessionable beer. Easy to drink and some nice floral and citrus mixing with Belgian yeast. Would like to have it again.

mdfb79, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

beernads, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of stakem
2.78/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a matching Allagash cervoise. The brew appears a hazed golden with lighter yellow around the edges. A finger of frothy off-white cap displays solid retention with support from rising bubbles. As the cap slowly fades, it leaves a full wall of patchy lace sticking to the glass.

The aroma has that spicy belgian yeast aspect that is earthen with a bit of clove. Some grassy character to herbal and almost vegetative. As it warms up, it gets a bit phenolic and cheesy. Some smells bring out almost plastic and mineral aspects that are not terribly inviting.

The flavor reiterates the aromatics. Spicy belgian yeasty quality with hints of grass and herbs almost more vegetative than anything else. As the brew warms up, it gets a bit sulfuric with almost a plastic note. This brew tastes quite disjointed and slightly off.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. When hearing this was a new Zealand hopped brew, I sort of had a level of expectation. What this ended up being was a bit of an awkward belgian style ipa but with the bitterness well restrained. I think it is a muddled mess and not something I would want to drink in any quantity. I do appreciate the chance to try it though.

stakem, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of afsdan
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

afsdan, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Much thanks Toasterchef!

Out of the bottle she pours real nice, with a creamy off white head easily three fingers deep with a thick whipped presence. Retention manages well, good staying power if a little soapy but that meringue keeps glued. The body color is beautiful, it has numerous shades of orange amber and yellow gold, with super slow rising carbonation, and a strong middle column of fire in the middle. As it sits the head clumps like crazy all over the glass This is sexy looking, I am transfixed.

What an interesting nose. Sweet malts, a little bit of that classic Belgian sensing candy (sucrose?) but with a different sweet sense. Airy crisp malt and mild hop hiding, but a real creamy sensation whaffs over. It smells like sweet angel food cake, it's crazy, with a little bit of malt husk.

Palate reaches for a light bodied pale ale angle, but easily drinks like nothing going down. Crisp malt pleasanstry followed with a dense mild sweetness. Hop like finish hints just ever so slightly.. I can't pinpoint the profile, you just know it's there, that green leaf bitterness. Real complimenting flavors, that meld nicely, wonderfully balanced. I also love the fact the sweetness on this is so toned down too.

Overall, what a great super beer. An idea of a super session-able Belgian? Pattersbier? And one that seems all American to boot? I love it and I am normally NOT a fan of this brewery. Great friggin job!

smakawhat, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Kelp, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

PEIhop, Sep 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

iL0VEbeer, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery tasting room. The beer is a bright, yellow-gold coloring with a filmy, sparse, surface coating of off-white head. Nose of citrus hops, with a subtle Belgian yeast funk and spice. Flavors are light, with a bready backbone holding a bitter, resiny hops overlay. Citrus highlights throughout, with a toasty character throughout. The aftertaste is slightly spiced and citrusy, with a clean, slightly dry finish. Very solid, very drinkable brew.

GarthDanielson, Jun 10, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by mixylplik3, thanks for the opportunity Matt!
Pours a lightly hazy medium golden color with a huge beige head that persists forever. Aromas of citrus clove and pepper with a hint of honey like sweet maltiness. The flavor is a sweet malty concoction with a fair amount of clove and pepper with bits of orange and light tart citrus rounding it out. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet light phenolic mouthfeel. Nice beer, not really my favorite style, but better than some others I've tried.

johnnnniee, Apr 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

tobelerone, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into tulip 3/10/13, cheers MasterSki and Sean9689 for the bottle

A hazy golden orange that gets lighter towards the edge of the glass, enough clarity to see a few bubbles but it looks pretty still, a finger of foam falls quickly leaving a single thick ring of foam

S citrus, herbal notes, honey, bread crust and dry corn flakes, strange Belgian yeast, faint apricot and spicy hops

T fruity and spicy, much like the nose but some hay replaces the corn flakes

M light bodied and well carbonated almost fluffy, spicy grains linger

O I could drink a few of these with no issues, light and refreshing with enough going on to prevent boredom for ages

would make a great summer session brew, a fair bit going on in something I could drink by the gallon

wordemupg, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of chippo33
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

chippo33, Jan 10, 2014
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Allagash House Beer from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.